The Barbaig Nomads of Tanzania By James Michael Dorsey The clang of steel on steel echoes through the early morning forest, signaling that the metalworkers are already at work. It is the sound of a select group of highly skilled men, Barbaig blacksmiths, who are carrying on a tradition and fulfilling a need passed down […]
Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
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The Gambia is a friendly nation with many English Speakers and Arab Traditions By Marta Sobczak In winter one year, my boyfriend I decided to hitchhike through Western Africa. We’ve been using the old good auto-stop many times before but had no idea how it was going to work in Africa. We’ve traveled all the way […]
By Marta Sobczak Sudan is and always will be special for me. Visiting this country has changed my life forever and roused my thirst of traveling. Combining the cultures of tribal, black Africa with the Muslim world, Sudan is a place like no other. I love it and I am sure you will too. Check […]
The Western Cape’s Reputation for Wine is Undiminished — but Now its Food Has Caught Up. By Cindy-Lou Dale When it comes to eating opportunities, you don’t get much hotter than Bree Street’s central reaches. It’s overtaken Camps Bay, Long Street and even Kloof Street as Cape Town’s coolest strip. Taking a walk along Bree […]
Learning from Locals in Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley By James Michael Dorsey The man with the spear seemed to appear right next to me as if by magic, but rather than threatening me, his shy laugh told me I had found the tribe I had come to visit in Tanzania. I was in Africa’s Great […]
Paarl – the Pearl of the Boland in South Africa’s Wine Region By Cindy-Lou Dale A 40-minute drive outside Cape Town, on Route 62, at the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you’ll find an unexpected jewel: the scenic town of Paarl, a place brimming with Cape Dutch, Victorian and Art Deco […]
Rain on My Parade By Brittany Caumette Rain. Pounding down onto the empty road in Malawi. Gushing down the escarpment, gathering force and mud before plunging into the great lake. Washing out fields of maize, soaking through colorful fabrics donned by wrinkled female farmers. Sneaking between cracks in red brick houses with […]
A day in life During Africa travels Without Seeing a Thing, but Feeling a Lot By Tony Giles This trip began back in the middle of February 2012. I flew to Morocco, totally blind and partially deaf, but travelling solo. My mission: to attempt to visit several countries in north and west Africa in about seven weeks. […]
Nigeria’s movie industry is the third-largest in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood. They are budget, direct-to-video flicks – but Africa’s millions are demanding more, and they simply can’t get enough. By Cindy-Lou Dale When I first read of Nigeria’s movie business producing hundreds of feature-length films every year, using digital cameras, I found the […]